Division Head, Division of Business, Arts, and Education

Crookston, Minnesota
Dec 15, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The University of Minnesota Crookston, one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system, invites applications and nominations for a full-time, twelve-month appointment as Division Head for the Division of Business, Arts, and Education.

Position Vision

The Division Head for Business, Arts, and Education is a senior leader with academic dean duties who concurrently holds faculty rank within one of the academic departments of the division. The Division Head will effectively draw upon their knowledge, expertise, and experience to build on the access mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston as a land-grant university and strategically advance regional impact with an inclusive and equitable lens, and with a keen understanding of evolving context of Minnesota and surrounding states and provinces. The Division Head is responsible for the overall operations of the Departments of Business and of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) as well as the campus’s Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) and its dual-enrollment programs that annually serve approximately 1,000 high school students. Across these areas, the Division Head manages the professional, instructional, and scholarly activities of the faculty and staff and provides academic leadership in creating an inclusive and equitable vision for a dynamic regional campus of the University of Minnesota System. The new Division Head will support and enhance the success of all students including but not limited to students of color, LBGTQ students, and students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students from rural communities, students with disabilities, international students, undocumented students, non-traditional adult learners, military affiliated students, and English-language learners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree or terminal degree in one’s academic discipline.
  • Professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured associate professor within either the Business or the HSSE Department.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success.
  • Evidence of leadership abilities, exceptional communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, student affairs educators, staff, and students.

The final job offer is contingent upon a complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor.
  • Experience in college-level administration, new program development, and institutional (i.e., HLC) and program (e.g. ACBSP—Business, NAB—Health Management, PELSB—Education, POST—Criminal Justice) accreditation and/or licensure processes.
  • Experience administering online educational programs.
  • Experience in supervising and evaluating faculty and staff including union-represented faculty and staff.
  • Experience planning, managing, and evaluating complex budgets.
  • Proficiency in a second language, preferably Spanish.

Application Procedure

A complete position profile is available at: crk.umn.edu/bae-profile. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials will include a current resume or curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Additionally, candidates must submit a separate 1-2 page statement addressing how they will promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context. The statement, which should be submitted as an “additional document” in the UMN jobs portal, may explore the candidate’s contributions to equity and inclusion, professional lived experiences with diversity and inclusive excellence, or experiences and qualifications that enhance their ability to work with historically underrepresented and minoritized groups of students.

Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include a copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. John L. Hoffman, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, by phone: (218) 281-8341 or email: jlhoff@umn.edu.

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